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AARP Foundation Litigation: A Public Interest Law Firm at the Intersection of Aging and Social Justice

AARP Foundation conducts legal advocacy through its litigating arm, AARP Foundation Litigation, which advocates for systemic change in federal and state courts nationwide to advance the legal rights and interests of people 50 and older, particularly vulnerable individuals and those living with low income. Specifically, we file and support lawsuits that will have a significant impact on senior poverty by:

  • Reducing barriers to employment, including self-employment
  • Increasing access to public and private benefits
  • Protecting consumers by stopping unlawful business practices and securing refunds for those who lost money
  • Lowering out-of-pocket costs for key expenses, such as housing, food, and health care
  • Promoting more equitable outcomes across these areas             

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AARP Foundation Supreme Court 2023 Preview




Each October, the nine justices of the Supreme Court convene to do the work of interpreting the laws of the United States. And come summertime when this work is complete for the year, we are left with a series of decisions that shape not just the law of the land, but our lives.

The 2022-2023 term was no exception. The Court was at times intensely divided on issues like student loans, affirmative action, and First Amendment rights. More often, however, the justices decided cases by 6-3 or greater margins that crossed ideological lines, including in cases of critical importance to older adults.

In the upcoming term, the Court will again hear several cases affecting the lives of adults over 50. This preview describes those cases and contains AARP Foundation attorneys’ predictions about legal issues that may reach the Court in the future.

AARP Foundation will continue to do our part to ensure equal justice under the law for older adults. Our attorneys will continue to fight for and fiercely defend the rights of older adults in courts across the country, including the Supreme Court.

2023 Supreme Court Preview

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